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im 5 10 135 pounds. should i get the k2...
im 5 10 135 pounds. should i get the k2 disorderly or the k2 silencers? also im sking on a 154 right now what size would be best for next season?
I'm 5 foot 5 inches and weight 113 what...
I'm 5 foot 5 inches and weight 113 what size should i get.
i'm 5'9" 130lbs what size should i get?
i'm 5'9" 130lbs what size should i get?
The 159 will be plenty of ski for you. You may be tall, but weight is more important than height when picking ski length. Also keeping them shorter will give you more maneuverability in the park.
I'd go AT LEAST a 169 if you're 5'9'... you could even get away with a 179. 159 is going to be tiny and crappy, and it will hold you back, because you won't have swing weight to throw down the big spins. Also, a center mounted ski like this will feel way shorter than it really is.
yea i would go with the 169, not a 159
110 Pounds, 90% ski park, love rails, 13...
110 Pounds, 90% ski park, love rails, 13 years old, best trick is a 720, Are these skis good for me? ski 85% park
Yeah dude these should be pretty good for you. Make sure they come up to almost the top of your head when you're sizing them out. They could even be above your head. You're gonna need the extra length to progress to the bigger spins, etc...
I'm only 145 lbs, 14 yo. but I ski like...
I'm only 145 lbs, 14 yo. but I ski like 60% park. I've heard they're not great all-mountain, but I don't know if its worth sacrificing for a great park ski. What should I do?
If you can wait till next year, the new Marker Jester Schizo, bindings and compatible skis, can move back and forth on the ski so you can have the prime mounting location for all conditions. The new K2 Kung Fujas for 2010's are also freaking amazing and they work with the Schizo bindings. The Kung Fujas ski is newly ROCKERED for 2010!
I am 6 feet 150 pounds and am looking for...
I am 6 feet 150 pounds and am looking for a good all-around mountain ski. I ski a lot of park but also like to hit other parts of the mountain. I ski mainly in Vermont at places like Okemo. Would you recommend these skis?
I have tried these skis a couple of times and they are very heavy. For me thats a negative, cus i like playful skis. Also its not very good at groomers, but i can give it cred for spin and stability in air. Because it is a center mounted ski I feel like you have 100% control spinning jumps, which is important and the weight doesent really matter in air... I would say Its not a very good all-mountain ski, but if you want a park ski, but want to be able to ski a little bit all-mountain I would go for these, otherwise look at: Armada Ar6 , Line Anthem, k2 extreme, Line Blend or if you like to try something new: Armada Alpha 1 :=) This was my opinion...
should i go for the k2 dissorderly or the...
should i go for the k2 dissorderly or the k2 extreme
If you are shooting for a park specific ski, then the Disorderly is sweet. The Extreme is a way more versatile ski, and takes big park hits a little better. It depends on what you use it for though.
Good park ski
I rode this ski with griffon bindings. Its a pretty lightweight setup. spinning was easy. the flex is super soft. if you land backseat on the tails they kinda shove you back into position a little bit. the whole center mount thing takes a little getting used to, it is a little slower and slightly harder to turn. Not a great performer outside the park. Recommended for those doing 75%+in the park or if you have solid all mountain boards already. if your iffy about length go a little longer so you have some surface to land on, plus the center mount makes them feel shorter in the air. also, the mass of longer skis makes it easier to complete the last few degrees of bigger spins (540+). The only thing i would like better is if it had a little more pop, but you can't have that and a buttery flex.